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L.A. UnleashedSadie the Scottish terrier won America's top dog show Tuesday night, and that was pretty predictable. What happened moments before she took the title at Westminster was far more startling. Two women walked into the center ring at Madison Square......
I am laying one finger on the Kentucky Derby trophy. It is small, smaller and far less flashy than a lot of the other trophies on Laffit Pincay Jr.'s shelves -- much less gaudy than any of my parents' bowling trophies. It doesn't need to be flashy: Hello,...
Times Staff WriterBarbaro, the imposing dark-bay colt many believed was the best hope for a Triple Crown in a generation, broke down Saturday with two fractures in his right hind leg shortly after the start of the Preakness Stakes and will not race again, with his survival...
Tags: Barbaro, Preakness Stakes, Death, Kentucky Derby, Animals
Special to The TimesIN 1982, there was a wonderful documentary film about the Weavers, the blacklisted folk singers, subtitled, "Wasn't That a Time!" Wistful California racetrack operators could use the same words to describe the so-called golden age of horse racing, which...
1890s 1899 L.A.'s Jim Jeffries knocks out Bob Fitzimmons to win the heavyweight title. -- 1900s 1902 In the first football game for the Tournament of Roses, Michigan defeats Stanford, 49-0, at Tournament Park. The game was replaced by a chariot race...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterELMONT, N.Y. -- It didn't happen, big time. Big Brown not only failed to win the Triple Crown, he finished ninth and last in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Trying to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 30 years, Big Brown instead became...
Tags: Barbaro, Preakness Stakes, Death, Kentucky Derby, Horse (animal)
Times Staff WriterAs he did as a troubled youth growing up on Oahu's rugged west side, Sunny Garcia is turning to the ocean for salvation. Surfing helped keep him out of serious trouble. Garcia became a star on the elite world tour, a world champion, and he won the...
Times Staff WriterYou probably don't give much thought to Fort Worth when you fly into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. If you think about it at all, you may associate the town with cowboys, livestock and rodeos. And with good reason: Fort Worth residents are proud...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEven though the tape recorder is humming smoothly at Joan Didion's elbow, she can't help noticing how ominous it is. "Is that still going?" she says sweetly. "I always worry about my own, that sense of dread when you look down and the little thing isn'...
Times Staff WriterWhen Jaws gets big, the earth shakes. When Jaws gets big, ominous shadows are cast over the reef and everything else . . . gets really small. When Jaws gets big, says veteran big-wave surfer Charlie Walker, "It can hold you down beyond what you're...
Tags: Movies, Water Skiing, Sports, Surfing, Death
On the Wednesday and Thursday before the Preakness, as excitement built for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, many trainers and owners slipped away from Pimlico Race Course and drove eight miles north on Interstate 83 to look a year into the future....
The Orange County RegisterBeing the first female host of the Indianapolis 500 isn't as big a deal as, say, being the first black president. Or the first active gay athlete in one of the four major pro sports. It's still a significant milestone, however, especially when you...
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